Westview Boys’ Home began in 1956 when a group of caring Christians sought to provide a refuge for needy boys. In an ongoing effort to better serve our young men, we have adapted our care to adjust to the trends of their emerging needs. One persistent need we found was for extended support for young men from hard places who were moving into adulthood.
Over the last fifteen years, Westview Boys’ Home has worked with young men who have aged out of care at the Home and provided transitional experiences that empowered them to gradually make the change from our care to an independent lifestyle.
Several team members have shaped our independent living community. Troy and Shiann Metheny were the first to work with independent-living youth in Molloy House. Terry and Adrienne Owens took over leadership and continued to shape the experience. Tony Chitwood, a Westview alumnus, was the independent living mentor for a period of time.
We have gained experience and knowledge from those early efforts, and we are now building a more sustainable community to support young men in that time of learning. In 2018 the Westview Boys’ Home board of directors approved plans for Westview Launch, our latest development in independent living for young men from 18 – 24 years of age.
Certain that everyone deserves the means to become a flourishing citizen, Westview Launch will empower underserved 18 to 24-year-old young men to launch into adulthood through an environment of hope and accountability that provides mentoring, skills, and resources.